Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Its my Birthday..!!

Guess what… “We turned ONE”

Exactly one year ago this was all a dream that I used to think about a lot. I remember the times when I contemplating about the blog, its name, its niche and all those things.

So one night I came up with the name and I started my blog and wrote my first post.

When I read my very first comment I was so overwhelmed that I couldn’t even explain my feelings right now. I am writing this post because I want you guys to know how much you all mean to me. Everytime I get any comment or I get a new friend I feel like I am the queen of the world. But it is all your support that has kept me going. I shared my feelings with you. I asked your opinions and you all guys have given me the best advice that anyone can ask for.

I love each and every one of you and I pray you all get the best of the world.
Please don’t leave me alone and I promise you I will never let you down.
I will provide you best of the content that I could and I promise you will enjoy your relationship with “Softwares to Stilettoes” . I am always there for you and remember I am just a mail or a comment away from you.

Thanks again for all of your support.
My journey with you have been amazing and I am already counting days for my next birthday.. 


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

To the Underdogs..!!

Hey everyone...!!

Right now I am at airport going home ...yehiiee I am super excited..and I had this post idea that I need to post right away..
So please ignore my bad editing and to everyone who just followed me I am so grateful and I am also very sorry not to reply to your comments. I have read every comment and i will reply and follow you back as soon as I settle down at home...

So enjoyy...

You know that movie in which underdog got the girl or that movie in which underdog got super power or that movie in which underdog won millions or that movie in which underdog was a spy or a billionare.. Glad you ask which movie..??? Every movie...

Yes people generally under rate somethings but you know what they are not that easy.
In this post I will be talking about the underdogs of fashion that looks so much easy to look but execution is tough.Here is my list of under-rated things in fashion.

Plain White Tee Shirt and Blue jeans look :: 

Oh yeah, "I said it". I have heard people saying thats the easiest look one can pull... ah huh.. nope.. Thats not you know why its not easy because you need to have a perfect white shirt and trust me thats not easy to find. With that you need your hair to look amazing and we all know how easy that is. I know if executed properly you can look like an off-duty model but if done wrong you can look like a patient and how i know that becuase I look like latter most of the times.

Messy Bun ::

How tough that can be to execute as it has word messy in it. haha.. Let me break a bubble for you it ain't easy. I know we all love it but it takes more than 5 minutes to make it. It requires alot of work.. teasing your hair... sparying..dry shampoo or what not..
Messy bun can be so chic but it can also make you look like a crazy person or rather a lazy person.

Top Knots/Sock buns ::

I have read it so many places that it is 2-step process.. Make a high ponytail and wrap your ponytail all around it and there you go.. haha ha.. rather than there you go it should be try again you look like a bimbo..Please let me know how many of us are able to do it in under 5 minutes.. I take 15 odd minutes to make one. and trust me doughnuts doesn't help either.
Now sock buns... I have cut so many socks of mine and i earned nothing.. So i thought may be girls socks are not good enough so I cut my boyfriend's sock and what do i get ...NO BUN.

Bedhead hair::

How easy does that sound. you just got up and you will have your perfect bedhair... Not so easy my friend. I know when I wake up I have crazy hair not sexy hair.
To get this hair you need bzillion sprays and tools to get that. If I will have to do so much things then i would rather sleep awhile and have roam around as crazy hair.

No makeup look ::

Well that takes alot of makeup to look natural.I don't know how much effort it takes but I have heard my friends talk about it. So not an easy nut to crack.

Winged eyeliner ::

I read a tutorial about it and that said just make a flick to side of your eye and fill it. I did that and guess what I look like a nuerotic person. Definately not an easy task to do.

Don't touch your face ::

Really??? I have a desk job or even if you don't have a desk job or you are watching movies .. bammm your hand is on your face.
Not easy to control.

Drink alot of water ::

I think it is for me only. I drink then I pee. I spend good 9-12 hours in office and my desk and washroom are on extreme ends. I can't afford to get up from my seat that often.SO not easy for me.

Putting on weight ::

I have personal experience in this case. People tell me to eat but beepti baapti boom nothing happens. Its not easy to eat all the time. It may be easier to give advice but execution is freakishly tough.

I hope you all liked this post and please let me know that I am not the only one who thinks that above mentioned things are not easy.
Please let me know what things you find tough which everyone else says "Oh its so easy and you go, "Blah blah.. "
Please let me know if you enjoy this post in the comments section...

Get Inspired..!!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

"Chai with The Creation of Beauty is Art..!! "

Ooops I did it again.. I have been MIA for awhile but I have exams coming up so with juggling work with studies I am left with a little time..

But now I am here so tell me how have you guys been??

I have a very interesting person that I want you guys to meet.

Drum roll please...Shannon from The Creation of Beauty is Art .

She is amazing and her blog is fantastic.She writes so well. I am such a big fan of hers.I love her choice of words and how well she portrays everything. So without boring you all with my jibber jabber I present to you

             "The Creation of Beauty is Art"

S2S :: Please tell me something about yourself and about your blog “The Creation of Beauty is Art"?

Shannon :: My name is Shannon and I love to write. I started my blog “The Creation of Beauty is Art.” a couple of years ago, after I graduated from University. I was finding it difficult to get work in my field and I really felt like I needed a creative outlet. So, I started blogging about what I love most: makeup, fashion, and beauty. So far, blogging has been a really wonderful and fulfilling experience – and I am so glad that I get to do it!
S2S ::  What gave you inspiration to start a blog??

Shannon :: I had started watching YouTube videos of different makeup artists and beauty gurus. As time went on, I started thinking: I wish I could do that! I felt like I had things to say about products I’d tried and makeup looks that inspired me…but I didn’t want to be on camera! Blogging just felt like the natural next step.
S2S :: I agree being on camera can be scary. Hats off to all those you do it.
I visit your blog regularly and the title of the posts always amazes me. Please tell me your secret behind it, if so please reveal a little. What inspires you the most?

Shannon :: Quotes never fail to inspire me. Whether they are quotes I’ve found online, in a book, a song, or whether I’ve written them myself, I love how one line can really sum up different life experiences and make you think. I am probably inspired most by the books I read. There’s nothing like a great story to make you reflect on your own life.
S2S :: You might think I am crazy but I can spend my whole day reading the quotes on pinterest or anywhere else.You did a post some days back about the books and how they are important. I loved that post. Please tell me which is your all time favourite book?

Shannon :: I’m glad you liked it! My all-time favourite book is either “I Think I Love You” by Allison Pearson or “Princess In Love” by Meg Cabot. Both are very different books, but each of the main characters really connected with me.

S2S :: I haven't read Princess In Love but tittle is so nice that I want to read it.
NYFW just went so what trend are you digging right now? 

Shannon :: For fall trends, I am totally in love with faux-leather and leather details. I think it can look so chic to have leather sleeves, pockets, or a skirt. There is nothing better for fall, in my opinion! As for the spring fashion week trends? I am all about animal prints. You can never go wrong with them, as far as I’m concerned! 
S2S:: So what are your wardrobe staples? And what is your favourite item?

Shannon :: My wardrobe staples are dresses with cute prints, shirts with Peter Pan collars, and comfy band t-shirts. My favourite item is probably my David Bowie shirt – it’s loose, comfy, and has a great print on it. I love that it can be dressed up or dressed down.
S2S ::  If you could buy anything from any store in the world what 5 things would you buy?

Shannon :: Oh gosh, that’s a tough one! Probably a Chanel bag, Chanel earrings, a dress from Dior, Louboutin shoes and….a pink filing cabinet!

S2S ::  What are your favourite stores and what is your favourite trend right now?

Shannon :: My favourite stores are Forever 21, H&M, Zara and HR2. My favourite trend right now is probably fall florals. I am addicted to floral print, so I’m excited to wear it in new ways during the fall season.
S2S ::  What is the best advice you have ever received?

Shannon :: It sounds cheesy, but probably to not give up. Reaching your goals isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s usually really, really hard. But to do something great and make yourself proud, you need to work hard for as long as it takes. I truly believe that determination and perseverance lead to success.
S2S ::  Which make up product do you love and which one you think have received unnecessary hype?

Shannon :: I am a makeup addict, so there are a lot of products that I love. Some of my favourite products are probably the Urban Decay Naked Palette, Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara and Rimmel’s Clean Finish Foundation. Products that I think have received unnecessary hype are actually a lot of MAC products - especially their eyeliners. It’s not that they’re bad, but there are brands out there that I prefer. I know a lot of bloggers lust for MAC products, but they’re not my go-to.

S2S :: I am lusting over Urban Decay's Naked Pallete right now but I am also MAC addict. (guilty)
 What is your go to look? 

Shannon :: My go to look is some super smokey eye makeup, a cute blouse and a pair of dark skinny jeans.
S2S :: Smokey eyes are amazing but I always mess them up..
Which 80s trend do you want to make a comeback and which current trend do you want to omit?

Shannon :: The 80s were so fun and daring, which I love. My favourite 80s trend would probably be denim jackets and vests. I love that they’re make a comeback in the last few years! A current trend that I want to omit is probably purple lipstick. I think it can look fantastic in photographs, but in real life, it doesn’t always work.

S2S ::  I know its cliche but I have to know.  Who is your style icon and why?

Shannon :: Of course, it’s got to be Audrey Hepburn! She absolutely epitomizes grace, style, and classic elegance. I am such a fan of her work and her style. If only I could be that glamorous in my own life.

S2S :: Things that you can’t live without.

Shannon :: My family, my boyfriend, my laptop and my makeup!
 S2S ::  What would you do if you can be invisible for one day?

Shannon :: I would probably just people watch. There’s something really interesting about watching life go on around you and just observing. If I didn’t do that, I would probably just dance around like a fool!
S2S ::   Your dream destination and your guilty pleasure.

Shannon :: My dream destination is London, England. It is my absolute favourite place in the world. I’ve been able to visit there several times and I miss it so much! I would love to travel there by myself and really experience the city. My guilty pleasure is probably the song “Beauty and a Beat” by Justin Bieber. It’s so good that I can’t stop listening to it. 

S2S :: One song that you can’t get out of your head.

Shannon :: At the moment, it’s “Work B**ch” by Britney Spears. I am such a huge fan of hers and that song is so catchy and fun!

S2S :: This song is very catchy.. :) 
What advice would you like to give your teen age self?
Shannon :: Stop worrying about everything you’re missing out on. When I was growing up, I felt like I was missing out on those normal teenaged experiences (dating, parties, prom, etc). When I think back to myself as a teenager, I know that I wasn’t ready for those experiences. Now I’m grateful that I grew up spending time with my family and friends./

S2S ::  Now let me be little selfish and just ask you something that concerns me. What does a reader want to read when they browse through a blog.

Shannon :: I think that really depends. The most important thing, I think, is to make your posts personal. That stands out to readers more than generic information that they can read anywhere. So, if you’re talking about makeup, include your own opinions about it. If you’re showing your outfit, explain what it means to you and where you wore it. I also think it’s important to have a little variety. Instead of posting about the same thing every single day – mix it up!

S2S ::   Any words of wisdom to a very blogger?

Shannon :: My advice would be to love what you do. When you love what you’re writing about and blogging about, the rest comes a lot easier. Get out there, read other blogs, look for inspiration, and do whatever you can to make each post a reflection of you.

I am very thankful to Shannon for giving me her precious time. 

It is true we both live in different continents but thats the good thing about blogging community that you can meet and make friends all across the world and it also gives an opportunity to meet such wonderful and talented people.
Please visit her blog and I can assure you will go there again and again and again..!!

*S2S- Softwares to Stilettos.. (I know you might be think she has lost her might.. )
**CHAI- Translation for tea..!!

Stay tuned for more CHAI posts..!!
Get Inspired.. !!